Center of Maritime Technologies gGmbH (CMT) is a non-profit limited liability company under the umbrella of German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM). It is the service backbone of VSM for research and development and offers a broad service portfolio. As a research institution based in Hamburg, it currently employs 15 staff with an annual turnover of over one million euros.
The offered services cover the entire range of tasks in conducting research projects, from the identification of RDI research needs and the development of project ideas as well as the identification of suitable partnerships and cooperation opportunities, advice on funding programmes, cross-programme proposals, to administrative and technical project management. This offers interested parties an external research centre within the association, which enables them to participate in RDI or to complement the company’s own RDI capacities.
CMT is a member of the German network for applied industrial research and is also involved in a wide variety of activities at a European level. It is a recognised research centre that carries out its own technical research in strategic areas with a medium to long-term perspective and offers comprehensive experience, networks, and resources to support and advise on a wide range of projects.
CMT gGmbH is the direct successor organisation of Center of Maritime Technologies e.V., which has been involved in more than 60 publicly funded, mainly European research projects and about 50 privately funded research and development projects.
The know-how comprises lightweight structures and new materials, production technologies, ship concepts and life cycle aspects for maritime applications. In addition, CMT has extensive experience in organising, coordinating, and managing large-scale RDI projects and establishing research and development collaborations.